Churches cooperate in order to strengthen evangelical Christian witness, not their institutions. Our interdependence as churches is a source of strength. This was part of the message of ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan gave at the March 24, 2010, partnership service. There, Younan and the Rt. Rev. William Hewitt, moderator of the Church of Scotland, signed an agreement formalizing the relationship between the ELCJHL and the Church of Scotland. St. Andrew’s Church in West Jerusalem hosted the afternoon event.
In the photo, ELCJHL Rev. Ibrahim Azar, Bishop Younan and Rev. Hewitt look on as Rev. George Shand, minister of St. Andrew’s, signs the document.